Audubon's comprehensive plan to build a resilient Gulf Coast for birds and people.
Photo: Mac Stone
Through sound science, policy leadership, and habitat conservation and restoration, Audubon and our partners are protecting and revitalizing ecosystems battered by man-made and natural disasters and advancing measures to protect birds in the face of overdevelopment, extreme weather events, sea level rise, and other climate change impacts. Now, with unprecedented funding available for Gulf restoration and a greater need for effective conservation, we’re implementing four strategies to protect, enhance, and rebuild habitat:
Audubon scientists identified over 8 million acres of suitable habitat for priority bird species across the Gulf that should be prioritized for restoration and conservation. These habitats include barrier and bay islands, headland beaches, intertidal bars and flats, and saltwater marshes and range from south Texas to the Florida panhandle.
4 state or coastal offices
19 nature centers and sanctuaries
5 states participating in coastal stewardship programs
641 coastal stewardship and Audubon coastal bird survey sites
Photo: Bob Howdeshell/Great Backyard Bird Count
A new bill in Congress would restore longstanding protections to the Refuge.
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